Auchenstroan Coloured Ryelands

We are Adrian and Nicole Doyle and this is our web site where we show our life on our small holding and showcase the products that we sell.

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Weedy paths

A couple of years back we built a vegetable patch.  It's six areas with a path connecting them all.  It took a while to build and all the slabs were

Vera “a touch of the itchies” update

It’s been a few weeks since we wrote about Vera our ewe with “a touch of the itchies”.  See earlier story:  "Vera gets a touch of the itchies" So, I

Sheep happy with new path

With autumn fast approaching and soggier weather, access to the lambing shed (now known as “general sheep/hen/shelter/meeting room”) in the orchard had become wet and slippery. Getting to the orchard

tups in field next door

Hello Boys!

Being autumn, it's approaching tupping time when the ewes are put to the tup.  The farm next door has been to market and got themselves a pair of splendid young

It’s time for hooves and bottoms again!

Every three months we give our sheep a general MOT, this means checking their teats, checking (and trimming if necessary) their hooves, trimming the wool around their bottoms and trimming

Bim the Wonder Hen

Since June, Bim has been suffering from egg peritonitis (see swollen hen), a common condition in hens of all ages for which the prognosis is usually death.  Given this poor

Vera gets a touch of the itchies

Vera, one of our Yorkshire lassies, has been on our radar for a while.  She's one of three we brought over from a Yorkshire farm just after moving here and

Flower bed cleared and replanted

While the flower beds along the house and the meadow at the entrance are all looking great (summer at auchenstroan), the flower bed the other side of the lawn has

Cows drink us dry

As previously mentioned, we borrowed some cows from a neighbouring farm (cows return to Auchenstroan).  With them nicely settled in, I headed off to Edinburgh to meet a flamenco guitar

Cows Return to Auchenstroan

This year, the grass has gone mad.  I have never seen it so long and lush.  To say the sheep can't keep up would be an understatement.  In fact, of

Veggies Version 2

I wrote a few weeks back about the problems we were having getting our veggies going this year (problems with veggies).  First, the birds dug them up and then, the

Haribo Wins Top Dog Award

Haribo came to live with us a few years ago.  He came to us unwanted by his previous owner and with a list of issues over two pages long.  Most


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felted rug vera

Fantastic fleece. Arrived a few days after ordering. Now pride of place in my office keeping my feet warm while working at my desk.

Chris Thompson Homegrown felted fleece rug, natural cream, grey, beige, Coloured Ryeland fleece – Vera 29th September 2019

coloured ryeland fleece felted rug

Peaches' natural color fleece rug looks great in my new bathroom and so soft underfoot! Best of all, she gets to continue to enjoy her home outdoors in the fields! A++ seller

38cape Homegrown felted fleece “sheepskin” rug, natural cream, Coloured Ryeland fleece - Peaches 26th March 2019

auchenstroan wool

Beautiful wool and just the colour I wanted


Sioned Williams Homegrown Coloured Ryeland Wool - natural, undyed yarn produced in the UK - 1Ply / lace weight 50g 25th March 2019

natural grey, Coloured Ryeland fleece

I love this beautiful rug , a sheepskin without the skin as the back has been felted . It arrived quicky, was beautifully packaged , including a postcard about Ethel the lamb, the previous owner of the wool , and also comprehensive washing instructions.

Kirsty Homegrown felted fleece “sheepskin” rug, natural grey, Coloured Ryeland fleece 13th March 2019

Homegrown felted fleece rug, natural cream, Coloured Ryeland fleece
I ordered a felted fleece rug as an unusual birthday present for my sister who loves sheep. She is absolutely thrilled with it! I've since visited my sister and seen the rug for myself, it is indeed a beautifully made rug, very soft and feels warm and cosy. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from Nicole again, she delivers a first class service, thank you!

Kurt Homegrown felted fleece "sheepskin" rug, natural cream, Coloured Ryeland fleece 6th March 2019

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